LANSING –Governor Gretchen Whitmer called upon the Michigan Supreme Court to restore the temporary ban of flavored nicotine vaping products.
The temporary ban had been announced in September to address the youth vaping crisis.
“Our chief medical officer made it very clear that youth vaping is a public health emergency and we must do everything within our power to protect kids from its harmful effects,” Whitmer said. “The trial judge wrongly second-guessed the expert judgment of our state’s top public health officials and set a dangerous precedent that undermines the ability of state government to respond swiftly to public health emergencies.”
In September Whitmer’s Chief medical Executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun found that youth vaping created a public health emergency.
And on Sept. 4, Michigan became the first state to ban e-cigarettes. So far, two people in Michigan have died from vaping-related illnesses.
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